Posts tagged "Paula Fasseas"

PAWS Chicago Beach Party: Tail wagging fun for one and all!

Heather Lang and Garrett Alton with Bear and Coco.
PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization, hosted its 15th Annual Beach Party on July 20 at Castaways on North Avenue Beach. This year’s sold-out event raised over $325,000 and had more than 500 people and 100 dogs in attendance. The summer gala raised awareness about the life-saving work PAWS Chicago is doing... Read more »

A loving tribute to Mickey Jordan, our little pet shop dog

Mickey in a photo from "The Chicago Pet Project" book that raised funds for The Puppy Mill Project. (Photo by Karen Morgan).
When God created Mickey, he broke the mold. Our little boy passed away too soon on January 14, 2017. We found him in a pet shop on Wells St. And, even though we now know the cruelty of puppy mills, he was a pure treasure and we felt lucky to have found him. A golden... Read more »

The Chicago Pet Project Book: A tail wagging good read to benefit puppy mill dogs

Millie, a breeding mill mother who spent 8 years in a mill, the inspiration for Millie's Mission.
The Chicago Pet Project: Portraits and Letters from the Heart is a beautiful coffee table book filled with hundreds of pages of notable Chicagoans (64) and their pets photographed exquisitely by Karen Morgan. The book was created by Cari Meyers, founder of The Puppy Mill Project, along with Kim Williamson and Morgan to raise funds for... Read more »
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PAWS Chicago: Fur Ball 2014 a record-breaker for homeless pets

PAWS Chicago founder Paula Fasseas and Billy Corgan.
PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill animal shelter, hosted its 13th Annual Fur Ball at The Drake Hotel on November 14.  This event is one of my favorites, not only because it supports this great organization, but because it’s the largest event in town that welcomes pets!  So, not only do you see elegantly... Read more »

PAWS Chicago shares the love at Pride Parade 2014

PAWS founder Paula Fasseas, entertainer Miss Lucy Foozie, and longtime board member/event co-chair Bonnie Krueger Spurlock.
PAWS Chicago, for the fourth year in a row, came out strong this past Sunday at Chicago’s annual Pride Parade. Over one hundred volunteers, employees, Development Board members (including Founder Paula Fasseas and  President Alexis Fasseas) joined hands to say thank you to Chicago’s LGBTQ community. The weather couldn’t have been nicer and the crowd... Read more »

Puppy Love at PAWS Chicago's Animal Magnetism Party

Kat Olewinski and Molly.
Nearly 400 animal lovers and their canine companions came together to celebrate PAWS Chicago’s 8th annual Animal Magnetism event held recently at Galleria Marchetti.  Governor Pat Quinn, a noted animal lover, was guest of honor at the fundraiser and received an award for his leadership in animal welfare through his advocacy and legislative reform. This... Read more »
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What did Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan do at PAWS Chicago Fur Ball that raised $90K?

Billy Corgan poses with the winning bidders and honorary chairman Bonnie Spurlock (R)
Rocker Billy Corgan made the 11th annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball one that its sell-out crowd won’t soon forget!  He thrilled the attendees, first by BEING there, and secondly, by offering the top live auction prizes of the night! His initial donation was a private acoustic performance for four at his 1930’s style Chinese tea... Read more »

PAWS Chicago's Howl-O-Ween Party: Tricks and Treats for the Whole Family!

PAWS Chicago's Howl-O-Ween Party: Tricks and Treats for the Whole Family!
Don’t miss this new fall event benefitting PAWS Chicago!  PAWS at the Park Hyatt Costume Party, “Howl-O-Ween” will be coming to the Grand Salon of the Park Hyatt on Sunday, October 28th, from 2-5 pm.  You and your family are invited to join in this spooky, fun-filled event featuring a Costume Contest at 3 pm... Read more »

Where to Go and What to Do in Chicago: My TOP 40 Picks (Culture, Food, Fashion, Kids, Pets and More!)

If you wanted to attend two events a day in Chicago, you certainly could!  I have never seen a busier summer with lots of fun fall things coming our way, too!  So have your calendar handy and let’s get ready to party! 1) First up, this Saturday, August 18th, Dance for Life at the Hilton,... Read more »
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PAWS-itively Delightful: PAWS Chicago Hosts 10th Annual Beach Party

Founder Paula Fasseas, board members Judy Tullman and Bonnie Krueger Spurlock
The night was PAWS-atively sensational at the 10th annual PAWS Chicago Beach party held at North Avenue Beach’s Castaways Boathouse on Thursday night, July 19th.  With more than 400 guest and 100 dogs in attendance, this event raised $215,000 for the city’s largest no-kill humane society.  Every partygoer received a colorful lei upon arrival at... Read more »